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Re: Three or Four Missions of the Church

Posted: 12 Apr 2017, 10:09
by mom3
A couple of years ago I would have agreed about it being too hard on the church and some of the other things we have seen here. However the neighboring Stake to ours proves to me, it could be done. Yes it might be formulaic at first but I have seen them in action with a community homeless shelter and they are full on, get your hands dirty, not-just-an-emergency group. In fact they have called asked if they can do more, and how to do more. They call it "Meaningful Service". They do not donate funds but they make up for it in hands on service, food and supply donation, end of clear up volunteers and more.

I believe it could have a better kick start with not much effort. I am not saying take on a Catholic Charities type role, but setting aside somethings for room for this isn't as hard as it sounds. I think it's a Common Consent problem.

Re: Three or Four Missions of the Church

Posted: 12 Apr 2017, 18:40
by LookingHard
mom3 wrote:
12 Apr 2017, 10:09
A couple of years ago I would have agreed about it being too hard on the church and some of the other things we have seen here. However the neighboring Stake to ours proves to me, it could be done. Yes it might be formulaic at first but I have seen them in action with a community homeless shelter and they are full on, get your hands dirty, not-just-an-emergency group. In fact they have called asked if they can do more, and how to do more. They call it "Meaningful Service". They do not donate funds but they make up for it in hands on service, food and supply donation, end of clear up volunteers and more.

I believe it could have a better kick start with not much effort. I am not saying take on a Catholic Charities type role, but setting aside somethings for room for this isn't as hard as it sounds. I think it's a Common Consent problem.
That is great and a round of applause for the stake rolling up their sleeves and helping out.

I heard of another area attempting to do something along these lines and the word from above was that it was against church policy to sign up for sustained service projects (don't remember the wording). I don't recall reading that in the CHI when I was in the bishopric.

I wish there were more of this type of service.

Re: Three or Four Missions of the Church

Posted: 02 Aug 2017, 17:59
by Willhewonder
Three things, short and punchy - well, OK, they're useful. Four things is a discussion, a discourse, another 13 Articles of Faith. Too much of that stuff already. Chuck it.